Russ Harvey Consulting - Computer and Internet Services

Website Design Portfolio

Commercial | Writers & Artists | Non-Profits | Responsive Design

About The Examples

These projects are but a few of the more than 100 sites and blogs I've designed, revised and maintained since 1994.

I am doing a huge inventory project requiring me to look at many websites for seniors and care givers. So many of them are poorly designed, unreadable and lack the basics.

I appreciate the quality of work you have done for PMAG and PharmaWatch.

Janet Currie, Research Consultant and PhD Candidate

All load quickly — even for site visitors without fast connections.

Some of these example sites were built before the emergence of mobile as a dominant force on the Web but continue to provide a better experience for visitors than similar sites built using older technologies commonly used at that time.

Commercial

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Top Notch Soccer — a soccer specialty retail store in Courtenay on Vancouver Island — provides a wide range of jerseys, shorts, socks, jackets and training gear to players of all levels and teams. This site is responsive to mobile.

 

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DECA Consulting works with unions and their members to evaluate and educate them about their health care benefits. This site is responsive to mobile.

 

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His & Hers Cleaning & Care providing professional commercial and residential cleaning services as well as companion services. This site is responsive to mobile.

 

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Writers & Artists

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Myrtle Siebert, the author of several books, writes non-fiction, mostly based upon her family history. Her blog discusses cooking, genealogy and issues.
This site is responsive to mobile.

 

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The Original Artwork of Steve Kergin and Lee (Lowther) Kergin includes a gallery of representative works. Art direction and design was provided by Steve Kergin.
This easily-navigable site is attractive to view.

 

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Non-Profit Organizations

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YFC Victoria is a Christian outreach organization with programs for youth at risk in Southern Vancouver Island.
The site was built for mobile but is responsive to larger displays. The forms on the site are secured with CAPTCHA.

 

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Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group provides information to psychiatric medication users and their families about the potential risks of psychiatric drugs and about recovery with links to relevant resources and news items. This site was rebuilt to be responsive to mobile.

 

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Benzodiazepine/Sleeping Pill Addiction, Tapering & Recovery is a custom blog designed without the overhead of WordPress or templates. This site was rebuilt to be responsive to mobile.
This blog is hosted by PMAG (above).

 

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Updated: March 16, 2017

Russ Harvey's Portfolio Samples

Responsive Design

Responsive design works regardless of the screen size it is viewed on.

The site's content is dynamically modified to fit the visitor's device.

Newer Sites Responsive

My recent and recently-revised sites all use responsive design. YFC Victoria is built using mobile-first; the other responsive sites adapt to mobile.

Mobile Now Dominant

Mobile now dominates the Web and Google now penalizes sites on mobile searches that aren't mobile-friendly.

However, searches performed using desktops and laptops are not affected.

Mobile users turned out to be quite like users in the desktop context, in terms of wanting full functionality. What's more, they were put off when met with unfamiliar designs and structures. — DZone

Planning Required

Responsive design requires some thought. Not all site content adapts well to smaller devices.

Best Practices

Good design practices ensure easy maintenance and adaptability to changing technologies, maximizing your investment while remaining attractive, readable and easily navigated. Read about my design philosophy.

More about Responsive Web Design…

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Related Pages

These other pages discuss the various aspects of designing a site:

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